SPOTLIGHT

Martha Foley’s Granddaughters

What the esteemed literary editor never knew about the life of her troubled son, David Burnett

By Jay Neugeboren Thursday, July 18, 2024

SPOTLIGHT

Martha Foley’s Granddaughters

What the esteemed literary editor never knew about the life of her troubled son, David Burnett

By Jay Neugeboren Thursday, July 18, 2024

Read Me a Poem

“The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Portrait of the Artist

Chris Combs

Surveillance state

Web Essays

Consummated in Exile

A new recording of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances conveys the breadth of the 20th-century composer’s life’s journey

Asturias Days

Agent 37

Read Me a Poem

“He Asked About the Quality” by C. P. Cavafy

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Book Reviews

Survival Situation

The debate over evolution and its discoverer

Talking Pictures

Tunneling to Freedom

In The Great Escape (1963), the true story of a harrowing breakout from a German POW camp

Camouflage

Read Me a Poem

“Death Fugue” by Paul Celan

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Asturias Days

Last Laugh

Read Me a Poem

“À une passante” by Charles Baudelaire

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Smarty Pants Podcast

Bathing Badasses

Vicki Valosik gets submerged in the history of synchronized swimming

Essays

To Catch a Sunset

Reflections on allergies, anxieties, and the limits of familial love

Asturias Days

Woman in a Red Raincoat

Read Me a Poem

“Peter Quince at the Clavier” by Wallace Stevens

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Book Reviews

Rhyme, Not Repetition

All that’s past isn’t necessarily present

Essays

The Next New Thing

In architecture, the gulf between the traditional and the modern seems wider than ever before

Asturias Days

Hot and Cold

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